Interior Department Grounds Chinese-Made Drones

Credit: Matrice 600 hexacopter: DJI
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has directed his department to stop using drones manufactured in China or made with Chinese parts, pending a review. Bernhardt’s order effectively grounds the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) fleet of 810 small drones and comes despite a 15-month evaluation...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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